New York City-based private equity company Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) has acquired Mxi Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ottawa, Canada-based Mxi Technologies provides maintenance software including Maintenix, which manages the engineering, planning, execution, materials management and maintenance-related business support and analytic activities of aviation organizations. Dave Seibel, Mxi’s CEO and president, told AIN, “Moelis is focused on the aerospace/defense industry; they’re a good match for us.”
AINmxReports » May 23, 2012
Lufthansa Technik Switzerland (LTSW) in Basel will undergo extensive restructuring to concentrate exclusively on line maintenance, light base maintenance and logistics services for its customers at Euro Airport. The company plans to reduce its 304-employee workforce to 82.
CAE has become the first independent training provider to be qualified as a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved training organization for maintenance training for Dassault Falcons under China’s CCAR-147 regulation. The approval enables CAE to deploy maintenance training courses in China for the 7X, 900EX EASy, 900DX, 900LX, 2000EX EASy, 2000DX and 2000LX. CAE has yet to announce where the training center will be located or when it will go into operation.
GE Aviation has teamed with Ocean Sky Jet Centre, a Luton FBO, “[to] allow us to best serve our customers so they can enjoy the games,” said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation organization. According to Mottier, dedicated GE Aviation field service representation will be on-site at Ocean Sky Jet Centre through the Olympics for any line maintenance needs. In addition, GE Aviation will position new and exchange materials in the region for easy access.
Maintenance consulting firm Flightech Advisory Services is offering maintenance management service to aircraft owners and flight departments that don’t want to be burdened by having their own maintenance department or by what it describes as the cost and complexity of being under contract with a larger management company.
Jet Support Services, a provider of hourly-cost maintenance programs for business aviation, has teamed with Avfuel’s flight planning company, Avplan Trip Support, to offer clients the resources to manage any unexpected maintenance issues that arise. Under the terms of the agreement, Avplan customers will have access to JSSI’s global team by contacting their Avplan agent, who will connect them with a JSSI technical advisor in the geographic area where the aircraft is located.
Greenwich AeroGroup and ExecuJet have expanded their existing relationship to include ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services in Mainland China. Under the terms of the renewed agreement ExecuJet will be able to represent Greenwich AeroGroup parts distribution, repair and overall services to all of its customers. Additionally, the agreement positions both companies to further the level of service offered to China-based and transient aircraft owners and operators.
Embraer has appointed Altenrhein Aviation as a new Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 authorized service center. The MRO will support Embraer’s entry-level and light jets starting in this year’s third quarter. Altenrhein Aviation will cover Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, avionics and electrics, sheet metal and structural repairs, plus interior and aircraft painting. Originally known as “Dornier Flugzeugwerke,” Altenrhein Aviation has been located at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (Switzerland) since 1926.
Pilatus Aircraft has appointed Air Charter Services (ACSPL) as its official PC-12 sales and service center in India. The designation makes ACSPL responsible for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma and Thailand. The New Delhi-based facility will manage aircraft sales and carry out all aspects of PC-12 maintenance and warranty work. “Semoun Jolly, director of ACSPL, already owns three PC-12s. He knows and appreciates the aircraft’s outstanding flexibility and flying credentials,” said Fred Muggli, head of PC-12 sales and marketing at Pilatus.
Kevin Bang has joined Dallas Airmotive as manager of its Phoenix Regional Turbine Center (RTC). Bang will be responsible for day-to-day operations, which focus on the PT6A, JT15D, R-R 250 and HTF7000. He holds an FAA A&P license and numerous engine and inspection certifications. He joined Dallas Airmotive from Consolidated Turbine Support in Mesa, where he was quality control manager for Part 145 programs. Bang holds degrees in applied management and aviation maintenance.
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